Jordan, S Korea ink nuclear plant deal

17 January 2010

Jordan has signed a deal with a South Korean consortium to build the kingdom's first atomic research reactor, AFP has reported. The $178m contract is for building a five megawatt reactor in Jordan by 2014, according to the South Korean science ministry. Jordan will use the reactor for scientific research before building its own nuclear power plants, the ministry said. The winning consortium is led by the state-run Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo Engineering and Construction.

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